This Is Why You Shouldn't Taunt A Snake

September 23, 2019

There is a video going around social media showing a man taunting a reticulated python (Python reticulatus). The man continuously blows in the python's face, and the python tries to strike at the man who is harassing him. 

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Posted by Reptile Hunter on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The man, apparently tired of the harassment he was giving the snake, decides to rest the snake on the top of his head. The snake, obviously agitated by the taunts, then bites the man on the top of his head. The man grabs the snake by the head and tries to pull the snake, off, but thankfully the snake has a fairly strong grip. 

Reticulated Python Care Sheet

The video ends with no obvious conclusion, but the comments on the Reptile Hunter Facebook page are unforgiving toward the man who taunted the reptile. 

Said Joshua Willems: Sad part is such a beautiful snake.. probably lost teeth or worse... because some a#$hole again used an animal for entertainment. Good on the retic for fighting back!

Said Chris Woodard: Serves him right, he should be treating them with respect. I hope it hurt and he learnt a lesson.
Said: Mark Curry Little a hole deserves all that! ūüė°ūü§¨

It is not clear where the video was shot, but most likely somewhere in Southeast Asia, where the metic is native. Hopefully this snake is ok and the guy who harassed the animal learned his lesson and learns to treat these animals with respect. 

The reticulated python is considered the longest snake species in the world. It is also one of the heaviest. 


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